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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.42
Liaison Beverley Ayeni
Submission Date Oct. 6, 2014
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STARS v2.0

Western University
OP-23: Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.49 / 3.00 Stefanie De Adder
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Management
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Materials diverted from the solid waste landfill or incinerator:
1,813.50 Tons

Materials disposed in a solid waste landfill or incinerator :
1,840.40 Tons

A brief description of programs, policies, infrastructure investments, outreach efforts, and/or other factors that contributed to the diversion rate, including efforts made during the previous three years:

- Textbook donations overseas
- Composting expansion across campus
- Battery collection across campus
- Ink/toner take-back programs through Western's preferred stationery supplies vendor
- Many more


A brief description of any food donation programs employed by the institution:

Western supports the Ark Aid Mission by donating baked goods from all our eateries at the end of each working day.

Furthermore, prior to Reading Week, Christmas and summer holiday, Western donates excess food to the local food bank.


A brief description of any pre-consumer food waste composting program employed by the institution:

Western has a 100% pre-consumer food waste composting program in all residences, which include all organic matter, paper and cooked meat. This program also exists in other select eateries across campus.


A brief description of any post-consumer food waste composting program employed by the institution:

Western has a 100% post-consumer food waste composting program in all residences eateries. which include all organic matter, paper and cooked meat. This program also exists in other select eateries across campus.


Does the institution include the following materials in its waste diversion efforts?:
Yes or No
Paper, plastics, glass, metals, and other recyclable containers Yes
Food donations Yes
Food for animals No
Food composting Yes
Cooking oil Yes
Plant materials composting Yes
Animal bedding composting No
Batteries Yes
Light bulbs Yes
Toner/ink-jet cartridges Yes
White goods (i.e. appliances) No
Laboratory equipment No
Furniture Yes
Residence hall move-in/move-out waste Yes
Scrap metal Yes
Pallets Yes
Motor oil Yes
Tires Yes

Other materials that the institution includes in its waste diversion efforts:
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The reported values are based on the UWO Greenplan Waste Management Record 2013

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.